Baris Ozoner, MD; Ahmet Kayhan, MD; Nil Comunoglu, MD; Seckin Aydin, MD; Galip Zihni Sanus, MD; Necmettin Tanriover, MD
November 2020, Volume 33, Issue 11; Journal of the American Academy of PAs. 33(11):29-31, November 2020
Surgery to remove a chondrosarcoma from the C2 vertebra. The endoscope was advanced along the narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx. A vertical midline linear incision along the posterior part of the pharynx with monopolar electrocautery was followed by an incision in and a lateral retraction of the longus colli muscles. The tumor was pearl-colored and solid and was removed via en-bloc resection using endoscopic curettes, punches, and a high-speed drill. Following the resection, the muscle and mucosa were sutured with 3.0 vicryl.